<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\0757294114\46blogName\75Captain\47s+Log\46publishMode\75PUBLISH_MODE_HOSTED\46navbarType\75BLACK\46layoutType\75CLASSIC\46searchRoot\75http://jepoy.bengero.com/search\46blogLocale\75en_US\46v\0752\46homepageUrl\75http://jepoy.bengero.com/\46vt\75-5041441038811922973', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Captain's Log
Captain's Log
Subscribe to my feed, Captain's Log Enter your email address:

More GMA-7 Rip-Offs
Sunday, December 31, 2006

ADVERTISEMENTS


Captain's Log Stardate -317997.39



What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the blurry picture above? Sailor Moon. Right? RIIIIGHHT. GMA-7 has been showing teasers of 3 of their upcoming telenovelas for 2007 for a few days now and only today I was able to capture a screeshot of our TV. One of them is Super Twins, featuring Nadine Samonte and Jennylyn Mercado on an uber copycat of Sailor Moon's costumes. Umm maybe not too much. They did give em rip-off costumes some cape. :-|

Another is Asian Adventures with Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin who looks and acts like Indiana Jones and Lara Croft respectively. Last is Lupin which may not be considered as a rip-off since GMA-7 might bought the license of the franchise.

BUT SUPER TWINS?!! WTF were they thinking? Here's the blurry video I took of the commercial. Even though the video is blurred, you might think the video is from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Live Action trailer. If they didn't bought the Sailor Moon license, they're damned copycats. I don't remember seeing Sailor Moon fly. :-|



If you want the complete set of PGSM live action, I could burn you a fan-sub. Just give me blank DVDs :)

Sailor Mars is the HOTNESS!

EDIT: Here's the complete trailer. Now tell me, is that Sailor Moon or what? Lara Croft? Indiana Jones? :~)



Related Blog Entries:
GMA-7 Alters Super Twins Costume
Fanboys Defend Super Twins Costume


*Computer end log*


Posted by Jepoy @ 12/31/2006 01:09:00 AM
Post a comment! | Email This Story!
18 comments | | View blog reactions

Love my blog? Then subscribe by entering your email address below. You will receive blog updates directly to your inbox.
 Enter your email address:

LINKS OR TRACKBACKS:

Create a Link





Search the Web or My Blog for More GMA-7 Rip-Offs
 
Custom Search

THERE ARE 18 COMMENT(S) ON THIS POST:

Posted by Anonymous Lorenzo Makoy on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 4:54:00 PM GMT+8:  
I really don't think that Super Twins is a Sailormoon rip-off since that kind of costume is a common school uniform among Japanese teenagers.

If that is the case, then all schools in Japan ripped-off the Sailormoon anime.

Posted by Blogger Jepoy on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:09:00 PM GMT+8:  
do you think the long white gloves, big ribbons, and tiara are common japanese school uniforms? Sailor Moon costumes may look like school uniforms but they're really not the common design of school uniforms in japan. My mom lives near a high school in Japan and I tell you, those Sailor Moon costumes are not the common design.

If you look closely, Super Twins and Sailor Moon costumes are almost exact copies, from big exaggerated ribbons, boots, tiaras, and designs. That's a total rip-off. Instead of projecting new character images, viewers will remember Super Twins as two girls wearing Sailor Moon costume knock-offs.

The only Japanese uniform I know common is the Sailor Fuku.

Posted by Blogger Siopao Master on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:15:00 PM GMT+8:  
the tiara and ribbon is a dead give away that it's a rip-off

Posted by Blogger Mike Abundo on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:17:00 PM GMT+8:  
So far, GMA has gotten away with insulting the intelligence of the lower classes.

This time, that strategy will backfire. Even the lower classes know who Sailormoon is. Expect their profits to drop even lower.

Posted by Blogger Jepoy on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:30:00 PM GMT+8:  
must tip ABS-CBN to get the license of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Live Action and pit it head-to-head against Super Twins. :~)

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 8:47:00 PM GMT+8:  
GMA sucks bigtime here! I hope people will realize that almost all of their shows are total ripoffs of foreign shows, wake up Filipino people!!!

Posted by Anonymous ia on Monday, January 1, 2007 at 2:22:00 AM GMT+8:  
Thank goodness for this post. I'm quite disturbed by the "rip-offs". I was starting to believe that GMA actually had unique plotlines with its fantaseryes, and then these three come along. Come on, why do they have to do local versions of known series? At the very least, they could have chosen better shows to "redo".

Don't get me started on the actors.

But, people, we should all know by now that we are a culture of imitators. Japan is also like that, but they managed to turn around their jologs-ness into something that's completely their own.

Posted by Blogger Siopao Master on Monday, January 1, 2007 at 2:38:00 AM GMT+8:  
let's hope they do not think of a teleserye that looks like pokemon o_O

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on Monday, January 1, 2007 at 2:25:00 PM GMT+8:  
Lol, pinoys, support your fellow Filipinos instead of judging them quickly! The show haven't even started yet and all we hear is that Pinoys know nothing but to "imitate", "copy" and "rip-off"?

Someone even said that the foreigners or the international community will look down upon the Filipinos because of GMA 7 "copycat" shows, like c'mon...

Before anyone of us Filipinos say that its nothing but a "copy", "imitation" or "rip-off" of some other country's show, let's go digg and do a little research shall we?

I will repeat this, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and even the US of A all did it before and are continually doing it.

We Filipinos are so quick to say that "we copied this from the US" when it was in fact the other way around.

Plain BS and crab-mentality attitude again. Kaya hindi umaasenso ang pinoy, puro kontra ang alam.

Watch it first from beginning to end before you judge or "criticize" it.

Sheesh...

http://gameshogun.ws/Video/2006/12/30/gma_telebabad_2007_grand_full_teaser

Posted by Blogger Mike Abundo on Monday, January 1, 2007 at 4:15:00 PM GMT+8:  
Richard Gutierrez playing Lupin is like Justin Timberlake playing James Bond. Vic Sotto would make a far better Lupin.

Posted by Blogger Jepoy on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 1:36:00 AM GMT+8:  
@john - when Capt. Barbell was announced, I was like.. "AWESOME! A MILLION PESO COSTUME FROM THE GUY WHO GAVE BATMAN NIPPLES!!". But when the pilot episode aired, instead of awing over the new Captain Barbell, I was just, “HUH?! Smallville?”. The red truck, the best friend turned enemy, etc. They’re all obvious copies that had an impact on every Smallville fan. And the hype of the show went no where. The million peso costume was clearly not suited with Richard’s neck, head and crotch. Even Herbert Bautista, who also played Capt. Barbell a few years ago and a Smallville fan, criticized the way Captain Barbell’s story was altered and patterned from Smallville.

Don’t get me wrong. I only criticize when there’s something obvious. Look at Super Inggo, the concept of Super Inggo’s Power Academy can be compared to Harry Potter’s Hogwart’s and the group of Pinoy Super Heroes teaming together can be compared to Justice League. But it all stops there. The writers manage to project a new image over concepts that have been done before and create a new, original and engaging storyline that even an adult would find entertaining. You won’t even see the traces of Justice League and Hogwart’s.

There’s Iza Calzado and Dingdong Dantes’ movie, Moments of Love. Its concept was obviously similar to a Korean movie, Il Mare. Whether the writers got the idea from Il Mare or not, they managed to change the idea a little bit. The main factor on Iza’s movie was a telephone linked to the future, instead of a mailbox that was used in Il Mare. The thought of Rip-off was there, but the changed of storyline made it one of the best Filipino movies made.

Encantadia, Etheria, Mulawin, Krystala, Zsa Zsa Zaturnah, Pedro Penduko have great plots too that can be really called their own.

But Super Twins is different. By just merely staring at Nadine Samonte and Jennylyn Mercado on the teasers, what movie/series first popped into your heads? Sailor Moon, right? I don’t need to watch that series from start to finish just to give my opinion because whatever story they write or create for Super Twins, everyone who has watched Sailor Moon every Sunday on ABC-5 a decade ago will always think of Sailor Moon. And those same people will remember Super Twins as two girls wearing Sailor Moon costumes.

The same with Asian Treasures, why use the outfits of 2 of the most popular icons of adventure on Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin? With the same storyline (adventure, relics, treasures, etc.). But I still have high hopes for this series though. Most adventurers around wear ALMOST exact copies of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones’ costumes. But still, Angel Locsin’s pose on their teasers closely resembles Lara Croft.

And about Lupin. Since GMA-7 may have bought the license to create a live action series, I don’t care whatever they want to do with the character. Make him gay, dress him like Robin Hood, give him a talking dog as sidekick, or make him an ogre like Shrek… I DON’T CARE. As long as the story is good and original, I will support and promote it all the way. The very idea of Filipinos producing the very first live action series of a popular Japanese cartoon is already an achievement that we could be proud of. But as Jerry Polence had said, Vic Sotto would have been the perfect guy for the role.

Ummm… Maybe I’ll still watch Super Twins and screencap every frame whenever they transform. Watyatink?

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 1:59:00 AM GMT+8:  
I'll agree to mike that vic sotto will be more appropriate for the role of lupin, and let's face it, GMA sucks bigtime

Posted by Blogger Jepoy on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 9:41:00 AM GMT+8:  
i can smell it... someone will post here, "hi nadine, ang ganda ng blog mo.."

Posted by Anonymous deejayz on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 2:38:00 PM GMT+8:  
you're right. Jennylyn's blog too, i guess.. GMA7 is focusing to cater the mangmang public, who didn't care to watch foreign TV shows. That's their winning formula right now. Is Lupin a matinee idol? Vhong Navarro is the best fit for Lupin. Ironic.

Posted by Anonymous ladygadfly on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 9:37:00 AM GMT+8:  
as one anonymous said "copied from the US", this wasn't a US creation rather a Japanese Sailormoon Series... but still, rip off is still rip off, filipinos are awesome, and we know we can do better than that...

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 2:03:00 PM GMT+8:  
Sigh, this is really a rip-off costume-wise, though! But if they would just make the plot even more believable and more original, well, why not!n But i don't give a damn on watching this show because it stars Jennylyn Mercado, the most irritating, expose-hungry, over-exposed person in showbiz landia!!!!!

Yes we did have some rip-off elements in our movies nad tv shows, but let's not do something like copying costumes and storylines.

Among the "fantaserye" our country has produced, i think "Pintados" was ground-breaking. It may be Sentai-like, but napapanahon ang theme ng show! And it showcased our Pinoy heritage! "Datu", "Diwata", "Mayumi", "Kidlat" and "Tato" defeate the forces of evil. I just hope they are kind enough to release this show again.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymoron on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 2:30:00 PM GMT+8:  
I will not necessarily support all things Pinoy. Talamak ang pangpa-piracy ng aking fellow Pinoys. Should I support it??

Baka balang araw, gagawa ang GMA ng isang live-action Doraemon ripoff called Doraymee. Pero ide-deny ng GMA sa presscon na ripoff ito ng Doraemon. Doraymee would just be a story about a little schoolgirl called Doray, who has a very inventive talking cat named Mee. Doray will explore the world with Mee like never before: with the help of the sound of music! Original story!

Pero kapag nakita ng mga televiewers si Mee sa teaser/trailer ng Doraymee, aakalain nila na si Doraemon yung nakita nila, baka live-action Doraemon yung nakita nila. Unfortunately, nagkakamali sila, kasi ang amo ni Mee ay isang schoolgirl, di naman isang schoolboy eh. Pero may kalaban na schoolboy si Doray. His name is Bobito!! Last quarter explosion!!

Posted by Anonymous xylee on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 8:13:00 PM GMT+8:  
lol...rip offs ^^
SUPER TWINS...
not just the costumes, but the way they transform...

akazukin chacha...ring a bell?

then, it's not only the kapuso network who has these said rip offs...

the show "let's go" in abs cbn..kinda reminds me of a korean sitcom...("NONSTOP).

Post a Comment

Comments on Captain's Log are moderated. Comments will not be visible until it has been approved.

Please choose the NAME/URL field when posting a comment if you do not have an account with OpenID, Google, Gmail, LiveJournal, or Wordpress.com.
Anonymous comments will be rejected.



Click here for Related Content
Subscribe to Post [Atom]
Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]
Comments? Suggestions? Violent reactions? Click here to contact me. Otherwise, post your comment here.

Ferengi Rules of Acquisition #1 Once you have their money, never give it back. Click the DONATE button to donate any amount :~)
   
My Amazon.com Wish List Ferengi Rules of Acquisition #164 Never spend your own money when you can spend someone else's. So why not buy the things from my wishlist? :~)


Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

Tim Cumper Watch
SCAM HOAX ALERT: The Tim Cumper Scam
GameOPS' Official Statement on the Accusations of Pierre Tito Galla

Search

 

Join the Captain's Log Community



Twitter
    Categories
    - Anime
    - Anything Goes
    - Blogging
    - Contests
    - Current Events
    - Events
    - Freewares
    - Gadgets
    - Hardware
    - Internet
    - LOL
    - Movies
    - Mobile
    - Personal
    - Photography
    - Polls
    - Showbiz
    - Site Updates
    - Tips and Tricks
    - Tutorials
    - Video Games
    - Videos
    Starfleet Blogs
    - Lalaine
    - Mocha
    - Kuya Pau
    - Euri
    - Noelle
    - Siopao Master
    - Rochelle
    - Rocky
    - Pepper
    - Glen
    - Mark
    - Ka Edong
    - J-Spot
    - Karen
    - Barrio Siete
    - Mike
    - Bong
    - Nostalgia-M
    Sponsored Links



    MyBlogLog




    Hailing Frequencies


    You can reach me via my email above or via this Contact Form.

    You can also reach me on SMS via my public mobile +639165777270 or send GAMEOPS <space> JEPOY <space> YOUR MESSAGE to 2299.
    Use this widget to privately upload files to me using drop.io: simple private sharing




     
    Recent Entries
    - Jepoy's 2007 Predictions
    - The GameCube Has Landed
    - Finally! myDestiny is back!
    - myDestiny Internet Advisory
    - Quake disrupts Asia communications
    - Merry Christmas!
    - Bawal Ang Nakasimangot Dito
    - One Dollar PS3
    - A Christmas Present for Ade
    - MyJournal Philippines
    Popular Entries
    - hospitalscams.blogspot.com = Severe Case of Psychosis
    - ümobile Invite Codes Giveaway!
    - PLDT Landline Plus Hands-on
    - Pinoy Big Brother Scandal
    - Super Twins Director Denies Rip-off
    - Ellen Adarna Graces UNO Magazine
    - Maria Ozawa's Trip to the Philippines
    - Sigaw ng Bayan's 9 Million
    - Thank You Friendster :)
    Personal Blogging
    Archives
    - June 2004
    - July 2004
    - August 2004
    - September 2004
    - October 2004
    - November 2004
    - December 2004
    - January 2005
    - February 2005
    - March 2005
    - April 2005
    - May 2005
    - June 2005
    - July 2005
    - August 2005
    - September 2005
    - October 2005
    - November 2005
    - December 2005
    - January 2006
    - February 2006
    - March 2006
    - April 2006
    - May 2006
    - June 2006
    - July 2006
    - August 2006
    - September 2006
    - October 2006
    - November 2006
    - December 2006
    - January 2007
    - February 2007
    - March 2007
    - April 2007
    - May 2007
    - June 2007
    - July 2007
    - August 2007
    - September 2007
    - October 2007
    - December 2007
    - January 2008
    - February 2008
    - March 2008
    - April 2008
    - May 2008
    - June 2008
    - July 2008
    - August 2008
    - September 2008
    - October 2008
    - November 2008
    - December 2008
    - January 2009
    - February 2009
    - March 2009
    - April 2009
    - May 2009
    - June 2009
    - July 2009
    - August 2009
    - September 2009
    - October 2009
    - November 2009
    - December 2009
    - January 2010
    - February 2010
    - March 2010
    - April 2010
    - May 2010
    - June 2010
    - July 2010
    - September 2010
    - November 2010
    - December 2010
    - August 2011
    - November 2011
    Transporter / Site Menu
    - About Me
    - About Captain's Log
    - Favorite Links
    - Advertise
    - Subscribe
    - Licensing
    - Contact Me
    - Privacy Policy
    - Disclosure Policy
    - Photoblog
    - Personal Blog

    - Tierra Maria Estates Scam
    - Hospital Scams Hoax
    - Tim Cumper
    - Timothy Ellis Cumper
    - Ellumbra
    Entrecard
    Miscellaneous

    Design Inspired by:

    myDestiny Cable Internet
    Blue Fish Network



    Technology & Computers - Top Blogs Philippines

    Technology Blogs - Blog Top Sites

    Clicky Web Analytics


    My Amazon.com Wish List
     
     
     
       
     
     
    Captain's Log
    Creative Commons License
    Captain's Log by Jepoy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Philippine License.
    Captain's Log LCARS v4 Blogger Theme created by John Phillips Bengero. ©2004-2009.
    Star Trek and related logos are trademarks of CBS Studios/Paramount Pictures. ©1966-2009.
    Captain's Log
    ss_blog_claim=38e11f6a24f3a9ecf2a68b53f2e86feb ss_blog_claim=38e11f6a24f3a9ecf2a68b53f2e86feb